DIY: How to extract Aloe Vera Gel from the plant

July 9, 2016

Just as I was about to make a new batch of aloe vera juice, it just occurred to me to try some aloe vera gel alone. This is mostly as a result of the lack of aloe vera in most if not all of my formulations – except for the hair spritz. The rains are here and my aloe vera plants have been flourishing so much that I am often…


SUNDAY SOUND OUT: Tea rinses, Greenhouse effect and Aloe Vera

August 17, 2014

Q1: Hi. Please I would like to try the black tea rinse but I have some questions. Please how many weeks post-relaxer should I try it? Should I pre-poo as always? While moisturizing after the tea rinse, what should I use? A protein conditioner to deep condition or a moisturizing deep conditioner? My hair is shedding due to postpartum causes. Why you should do tea rinses for your hair A: Hi dear reader. You…


Different Ways To Use Aloe Vera

August 5, 2014

Aloe vera is one of those household natural plants that have been around since forever mostly because of its all-round flexibility. From health to skin conditions, beauty products, beverages, you name it. This green plant is an elixir on its own and rightly so because of its superpowers, for example, producing natural antiseptics that are able to kill mold, bacteria, fungi and viruses. I’m gonna be sharing various ways it can be…


Health benefits of Aloe Vera

July 25, 2014

Hey there! Well, here in Nigeria, aloe vera is one common plant you’d see everywhere. I mean, virtually every household has a pot of aloe vera somewhere around the house. I have always known Aloe Vera ‘cos my Mum never stops eulogising it. Although the raw ‘meat’, makes my skin itch, I can attest that it is good for many other purposes. Funny enough, the Fruit of the Earth Aloe…


Wash day: Aloe Vera gel for my hair

June 15, 2014

Aloe vera is a common name when we talk about our hair, skin and over all health. It’s said to be a super plant with loads of benefits…In the hair world, many have sworn in the name of Aloe vera and its effectiveness in their regimen. So I tried using the Forever living aloe vera gel for my hair treatment. After my last protective style, my hair became hard and…


Aloe vera juice and hair

June 5, 2014

When I started my hair journey, I think I used aloe vera juice on my hair once but I didn’t like the way it made my hair feel. I recently reintroduced it to my regimen: now, I add aloe vera juice to my deep conditioner and leave-in conditioner. My hair has been feeling smoother for the last couple of weeks…in fact smoother than it has been since I started my…